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I've sent a claim in to be reopened 8 months ago with supporting diagnosis from private doctors. I've been told that my claim has been in the rating board since feb 08. My question is: should I have been scheduled for a C&P exam by now?

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The rater will make a decision as to IF A C&P EXAM is needed.

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Since they have already looked at it and you provided Medical Evidence it is slightly possible but my gut feeling is no C&P and no award

Hang in there and good luck

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I've sent a claim in to be reopened 8 months ago with supporting diagnosis from private doctors. I've been told that my claim has been in the rating board since feb 08. My question is: should I have been scheduled for a C&P exam by now?

I think it will depend on the medical evidence that you submitted. I have been awarded claims without attending C/P's.

I quote Va Handbook 1601E.01 dated 3 Apr 2006 below:

Veterans may submit claims to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) for service-connected compensation or non-service-connected pension benefits. If a disability rating needs to be assessed or if the veteran does not provide sufficient documentation to establish a claim for disability compensation, a medical examination may be provided. Generally, these examinations are provided by a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facility (HCF); however, in some circumstances reports submitted by a private physician may be accepted. In some instances, examinations by non-VA providers may be authorized at VA expense.

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Hey i have to agree with Carlie, i feel that if there is enough evidence(current?) for the Rater to roll without a CP exam, he will.

On the otherhand, for example if he needs to confirm for rating purposes, such as "Joints"... range of motion, swelling, periods of incapcitating episodes, gait, etc,.. he may want you to be physically seen by an examiner, to provide guidance on his rating percentage he may or may not assign. just my take only on it..Peace, William

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